BNS: Boris Said to race for LesCare Kitchens at Lime Rock

LesCare Kitchens Announces Road Course Specialist Boris Said Will Race At Lime Rock WATERBURY CT. LesCare Kitchens, Inc. longtime sponsor of several or NASCAR's racing divisions has announced that Boris Said, of Carlsbad California will drive...

LesCare Kitchens Announces Road Course Specialist Boris Said Will Race At Lime Rock

WATERBURY CT. LesCare Kitchens, Inc. longtime sponsor of several or NASCAR's racing divisions has announced that Boris Said, of Carlsbad California will drive for them in the Busch Grand National North Series at Lime Rock Park's Burham Boilers 200 race this weekend, October 13th in the #13 Monte Carlo.

"LesCare is serious about having a competitive and qualified driver in its race cars, when the opportunity came up for us to get a proven, high-profile roadcourse specialist like Boris for our last race of the season, we felt we couldn't get anyone better," said James Lestorti, CEO of LesCare Kitchens.

Boris Said is a very diversified race driver in NASCAR and other racing series around the world. In the NASCAR series roadcourses, he has had standout runs and finishes in Sears Point, Watkins Glen International and Lime Rock Park in the Winston Cup Series and Craftsman Truck Series. In 1999 took a win at Sears Point Raceway in the Craftsman Truck Series. In the year 2001, he finished 8th at Watkins Glen in the Winston Cup Series in car #77 sponsored by Jasper Engines.

Said is also one of the premier drivers in the Trans-Am Series as well as the American Le Mans Series. In 2001 he picked up his third career win at Sebring (2 in 199) in the Trans-Am series in Las Vegas, posted three podium finishes in a row at Laguna Seca, Las Vegas and San Diego. In 1999 he earned the pole and won the USRRC GT3 race at Lime Rock. In 1998 he set a record for the fastest lap at Lime Rock in the Trans Am series. In 1999 he recorded wins in the GT series at Lime Rock, Sears Points and finished second at Petit Le Mans. In 1998 in the GT2 series he recorded wins at Las Vegas, Lime Rock, Road Atlanta with wins at Daytona International Speedway, Pikes Peak, Sears Pont and a second at Laguana Seca, and Mosport, third at Las Vegas, Lime Rock, and Watkins Glen in the GT3 series.

Said made his debut in racing at the Detroit Grand Prix in 1987. In 1988 he competed in the SCCA Corvette Challenge and earned Rookie of the year honors. From 1988-1991 he was the three-time SCCA Runoffs Showroom Stock GT class national champions. Said has driven just about every type of racecar or truck imaginable at some of the biggest tracks in the United States.

"I've been a crew chief in a lot of different series and with a variety of drivers, but this will be a new opportunity for me with someone like Boris. To take on an experienced roadcourse driver like him at Lime Rock will be an exciting challenge. With this being our last race of the season, I'd like to see a win or top five finish for LesCare. He icing on the cake would be do to it with Boris," said Ralph Solhem, the #13 team's crew chief.

"I've driven at Lime Rock and finished very well in different race series before, and have run in the Busch Grand National Series, but this will be first for me with the Busch north division. I appreciate the opportunity from a sponsor like LesCare Kitchens to put this deal together and see what we can do. I know the team is bringing good equipment and a qualified crew chief so I feel we can give this deal a strong run," offered Said. Said, who grew up in Stamford, Connecticut was a regular as a kid at Lime Rock watching every race he could. He considers Lime Rock his home track. Besides racing there, he also taught racing at the track for Skip Barber's Racing School.

LesCare Kitchens, Inc. is an international leader in the production of frameless kitchen and bath cabinetry. Their cabinets are manufactured in two state-of-the-art facilities in Southington and Waterbury Connecticut and employ over 350 people. For more information, contact Sharon Fales at 860-291-9977.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Boris Said , Skip Barber